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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
Roof with solar panels

New & Notable

  • Winona LaDuke

    Environmentalist and activist Winona LaDuke tells conference that we need to preserve diverse crops varieties

Spotlights

  • Globe focused on america

    Provides students the opportunity for substantial, in-depth study of health, nutrition and the environment within the realm of international relations.

  • Mountain Landscape

    An international research organization and Tufts affiliate dedicated to sustainable development.

  • Group photo of Tufts Eco-Reps

    A group of residential students who help raise awareness about ecological issues, encourage environmentally responsible behavior among their hall mates and peers, and plan related events and activities.

  • Hands holding a duck

    Part of the Clinical Translational Science Award One Health Alliance. Promotes collaboration between disciplines to improve the health of people, animals, and the environment. 

  • Global Development and Evironment Institute Logo

    A research institute dedicated to promoting a better understanding of how societies can pursue their economic and community goals in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. 

  • Tennis court with bin for recylcling tennis balls

    Providing used tennis balls with a non-profit organization that recycles them into surfaces such as equestrian turf for therapeutic riding centers for people with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability